Disaster Relief and Aid
Support for Areas Devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake
In addition to donations by Group companies both in and outside Japan, the Yamaha Group has been promoting the inspection and repair of musical instruments through its network of dealers aimed at relief and recovery in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Group has also provided its “Projectphone” web conference microphone speaker systems for use as communications infrastructure and has been endeavoring to reopen music schools while conducting charity concerts across devastated areas together with other support activities.
Also, a concert held in Tokyo as part of fundraising efforts for the School Music Revival Fund by the Japan Musical Instruments Association called “Ryuichi Sakamoto – Playing the Piano for School Music Revival” was broadcast live at venues in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures using the RemoteLive™technology in December 2011. The Group will continue with initiatives through music toward the recovery of the affected areas.
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Held Community Concert in Disaster-Affected Area
The Yamaha Symphonic Band visited an elementary school in Akasaki-cho, Ofunato City in Iwate Prefecture and performed a community concert on October 31, a day after the 59th All Japan Band Competition was held in Aomori City. The concert was staged in the gymnasium of the Takonoura Elementary School in Akasaki-cho. Around 200 children from this school and the Akasaki Elementary School that was affected by the disaster in addition to people living in temporary housing units built on the school premises attended the concert.
Community concert being performed by the Yamaha Symphonic Band (Takonoura Elementary School gymnasium)
Yamaha Web Conference Microphone Speakers Provided Free of Charge
Yamaha Corporation provided free of charge “Projectphone” web conference microphone speakers to Japanese Red Cross Society (through Japan Media Systems Corp.) and to disaster relief volunteer centers (through Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.) with the aim of supporting relief efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake. The microphone speakers were useful in setting up communications infrastructure.
Web conference microphone speaker PJP-20UR
Supporting Flood-Affected Areas in Thailand and Other Regions of Southeast Asia
Yamaha Corporation donated ¥3 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society on November 22, 2011 to help with local relief efforts following the floods in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia caused by torrential rains that started in July 2011.